Key:

P - private instruction venue

C5 - 5 week course venue

C1 - 1 day course venue

J - join-in class venue

R - rollerski club venue

B - biathlon venue

TD - Team Dorney venue

S - potential schools after-school rollerski training venue

Our venues

Hyde Pk | Victoria Pk | Battersea Pk || Dorney | Redbridge | Weybridge | Other

Hyde Park P, C5, J, R (see below for key)
Hyde Park is located in the centre of London, and its proximmity to tube stations and bus routes makes it easy to get to. It's regarded as the 'peoples' park', and is a place where rollerskiers mix with a friendly bunch of inline skaters, dog walkers, riders and tourists.


We meet at the 'Triangle' car park at the west end of the Serpentine Road (see below), a 10 minute walk from Lancaster Gate and South Kensington tube stations. There are now 27 TFL cycle bays in the Triangle car park, making it easier and quicker to get to a session by bike / public transport.

And, as a cultural bonus, the Serpentine Sackler gallery has now opened opposite the carpark, see here. It is open daily from 10.00-18.00, and has toilets which are free to use.

 

Victoria Park P, C5, R
Victoria Park is one of London's oldest and most historical parks, located in the East End. We meet just outside St Anges Gate, a short walk from the vibrant Broadway Market and London Fields (and free parking). The area is full of hipster eccentricity and Victorian era character, with excellent tarmac surfaces for roller skiing in the park.

 

Dorney Lake, Windsor P, C1, TD, B
Dorney Lake's situation 5 minutes from J7 of the M4 makes it the ideal rollerski venue if you live west of London. The lake and its surrounding park will host the 2012 London Olympic rowing events. It has 5k of, flat, well tarmac'd tracks which make it ideal for learning to rollerski.

Postcode is SL4 6QP. Additional Dorney info here.

 

Redbridge Cycle Circuit C1, TD, B - see here, postcode IG6 3HP, nearest station, Fairlop (Underground, Central Line).

 

Battersea Park P
Battersea Park is great place for beginners and learning rollerskiing, as it has a good 3km flat tarmac circuit. Although lacking the hills and distance to challenge more experienced rollerskiers, it nevertheless makes a very pleasant and convenient place for your first few lessons.

We tend to meet at the car park at one of two points -

1. The Rosary Gate carpark, at the South East of the park -

2. The North Carriage Drive carpar park, beside the Thames path -

 

Weybridge - Brooklands Park P- see here, postcode KT13 0XR, nearest station, Byfleet & New Haw. The entrance is off the roundabout by the Tesco store (which has the nearest toilets).

 

Richmond Park P
Richmond Park is a convenient venue for anyone living in South West London or Surrey. During the day you can rollerski from the Pens Ponds car park in the centre of the park (see below). We use a traffic free well tarmac'd trail of almost 2 miles, which is suitable for learning all techniques, including uphills and downhills.

For more adventurous and experienced rollerskiers, the park shuts to traffic at twilight, giving the opportunity to rollerski along 10km of good traffic-free roads. This provides great training, although caution must be exercised. Helmets, lights, gloves and high visibility clothing are worth wearing. At this time we meet mainly at Sheen Gate to the north of the park.

The park is best reached by car or bike. The A3 runs past the park, and it's only a short bike ride from the overland train station of Mortlake (Waterloo, 20mins; Clapham Junction, 10mins). Richmond (this is also an underground station) and Kingston stations are both close. You can take bikes on the underground District Line and overland trains (at most times).

Dulwich Park P

Dulwich Park is one of our new favourites. Having recently benefited from an extensive re-tarmacing of its ring road, it's now one of the best places to rollerski in London. Located moments from historic Dulwich Village, and convenient for public transport, it's a traffic free park and has free parking.

Longstanton, Cambridge P
Our meeting point is the Longstanton Park and Ride (Stop 1), postcode CB24 3DS. See map. By car, it's a short drive from J29 of the A14, and about halfway between Huntingdon and Cambridge

 

Other venues

We also run annual events at Castle Combe in Wiltshire and Leeds. Other good places to train for rollerskiing in and around London include Hillingdon cycle circuit at Hayes, West London - map. It's best to call these venues to ensure they aren't booked by cyclists before you go. Hayes - 020 8737 7797.